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Published on February 24, 2014

Adventist HealthCare President to Take on New Role with Health System in Tacoma, Washington

Bill Robertson to Leave Maryland Organization Following 14 Years of Service to the Community

Bill RobertsonGaithersburg, MD – William G. “Bill” Robertson, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest health-care provider, announced today he will be leaving the organization in April to become the president and CEO of MultiCare Health System, a not-for-profit based in Tacoma, Washington. His last day at Adventist HealthCare will be April 4.

MultiCare Health, located along the Puget Sound, has more than 10,000 employees and includes five hospitals, a large medical staff and employed medical group, numerous outpatient centers and clinics, as well as a variety of other services and community outreach programs. Robertson begins his new role on May 1.

“It has been an honor to work with the executives, employees and physicians across Adventist HealthCare who each day demonstrate our mission with their compassionate and high-quality care,” Robertson said. “The organization has a very bright future and is well-positioned to be a leader in the state as more of an emphasis is placed on preventive health and wellness.” 

Dave Weigley, chairman of the Adventist HealthCare Board of Trustees, announced Robertson’s decision to the organization today.

“I want to thank Bill for his years of service to Adventist HealthCare and the community,” Weigley said. “I take great comfort in knowing that Bill built an excellent team of executives and leaders who will help me with the selection process for a new president and CEO. More importantly, I know that Adventist HealthCare has a wonderfully talented and committed group of employees and physicians who help the organization fulfill its mission to demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.”

Robertson, 54, was named president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare in April 2000. During his tenure, Adventist HealthCare grew to become the largest provider of health care in Montgomery County and one of the largest private employers in the state, with more than 6,200 employees.

Since 2000, the organization has added Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Behavioral Health, the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, Adventist Medical Group and the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center.  In addition, it has created a number of programs and partnered with community groups to provide services to those most in need in the community. Adventist HealthCare is the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care in the county.

In 2013, its three largest hospitals, Shady Grove Adventist, Washington Adventist and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, were named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission.

Last month, Adventist HealthCare announced the formation of the Mid-Atlantic Primary Care ACO, LLC, an accountable care organization (ACO) managed by Adventist HealthCare, that was recently approved as one of the largest ACOs in the region by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ACO is an important milestone for Adventist HealthCare as it continues with its strategy toward providing population-based health.

In addition to his work in health care, Robertson has been honored for his community and business work and has served on a wide range of community, county and state organizations including: the Governor's Workforce Investment Board, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Board and the Strathmore Hall Foundation Board.

Adventist HealthCare, an integrated, health-care delivery organization based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland, with more than 6,200 employees. The mission of Adventist HealthCare is to demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. Adventist HealthCare includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, the Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown, the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center, Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Home Health Services, Adventist Medical Group and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children. 

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